My Intel E6850 has served me well for the past 4 years and the upgrade to the Radeon 4850 has kept my pc going for the last 2 years. However, it is now time for a new pc. My previous pcs were Dells and HPs which I bought and upgraded some parts here and there. This time I think I am ready to do a complete build.
I took the motherboard and heat sink and a couple other parts from the most recent $1000 system build. I went with a larger psu because I want to do crossfire once the HD6950 drops below $150.
I live 15 minutes from the Yonkers Microcenter (haven't been to it yet) so I'll be able to pick parts up from there. My total price, including software not shown above, is about $1300 for this build. Then I will have to get a nice 24" monitor to show it all off, but one thing at a time. I do not plan on overclocking this system.
Let me know if anyone sees any glaring errors in my parts. Any comments/advice is appreciated.
The case is excessive, but I'm gonna stick with it. I'm too much a fan of how it looks, and now that I have my mind set on it I can't imagine doing the build without it.
I'm also gonna stick with the 750w psu. On my previous computer I was psu limited and I don't want that to happen again. I'd rather shell out the additional $30 now instead of possibly needing an entirely new psu in 2 years when I move to crossfire.